Church of the Open Door


Sermons 2014

  • August 3, 2014

    Desiring Christ

    by COD

    Jesus declared, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:21). Biblical counselor Paul David Tripp in his insightful work, Dangerous Calling, warns, “What captures the allegiance of your heart will shape your ministry actions, reactions, and responses.” Paul writing the last of his prison letters, while facing potential death, provides insight into his heart that is influential for helping believers to face difficult or extreme circumstances with the same strength and joy. The Apostle Paul argues that the only approach to a fruitful life of ministry is one dominated and controlled by a desire for Christ. What does the believer desiring Christ do in the midst of struggle?

  • July 27, 2014

    Walking with Dependence

    by COD

    Sermon from the Reverend Scott Finkbeiner Further Instructions 2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make […]

  • July 20, 2014

    Walking with Integrity

    by COD

    Being a believer does not negate living with regret or even shame. Being a believer does, however, provide every resource to live with actual integrity. When Paul declared, “Christ, who is our life,” he defined what is true of every believer. This reality needs our realization of who we are and the fruit of that realization in daily life. This is Paul’s point as he defines and demonstrates the integrity of the Christian life.

  • July 13, 2014

    Walking with Discernment

    by COD

    Satan, from his first deceptive question to Eve, has always known that the greatest attack against God is to cast seeds of doubt into the mind of those claiming to follow God. Presently, his deception is against the person and work of Christ along with the believers union in Christ. Paul writes his prison letter in order to correct this deception.

  • July 6, 2014

    Walking Worthy of the Lord

    by COD

    Special Sermon by Dr. Bill Harding 9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing […]